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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Review [Capsule Computers]

Frank Inglese Writes:

Neon Genesis Evangelion would have to be, by far, the most widespread and influential Anime seriesand franchise to have ever been created. It has spanned over 18 incredible years and, although it showed signs of slowing down during the 90s, it has been a fan favourite for most of those years. Every Anime fan knows Neon Genesis Evangelion and – between the original series, the End of Evangelion movies, the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy and it’s countless marketing adventures – if you didn’t know about it “back in the day” I’ll guarantee you know about it now.

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Subby1127d ago

Looking back and thinking about it, I think 3.0 is my favourite so far. Sure 2.0 had more action, but there was something so refreshingly radical about 3.0. Plus it brought back some of the psychological tension.

wishingW3L1126d ago (Edited 1126d ago )

3.0 was just more of the same thing. When you finally thought that Shinji manned up he just went back to his usual self again. Then we have the retarded plot twist of not growing up due to using the Evas just to keep the fan-service like 28 years old Asuka acting like a tsundere spoiled brat. The over the top intro that felt like you were watching a super robot anime like G-Gundam which was very out of place for the kind of setting the original series was striving for. Totally irrelevant characters like Mari who is there just for the sake of having another cliche female for fan-service. But one thing is for sure, it seems Anno either became a moralist or he's too scared of modern censorship because he removed every single shocking but serious sexual elements that made you realize that Misato used sex as an escape or Shinji's sexual frustration due being unable to man up and convey his true feelings to Ayame. One example of this is when Shinji masturbates in front of Ayanami while she was unconscious in the hospital after a battle against an angel that didn't go to well.

3.0 was boring, it was stupid and an horrible movie in every sense of the word. It turned awesome characters into shells of their former self (Misato anyone?). Absolutely no interaction of relevant character development, so it didn't even make good use from its source material outside of picking up some well known characters to run this circus. This quote I read from another review was hilarious:

"When even that very protagonist shows signs of unnecessarily lowering himself to the level of stupidity apparently shared by all in this movie, there just isn't a reason to care any more. Thanks to the plot-moving stupidity now also found in Shinji, another Impact explosion is about to occur nearing the end, and with the frequency of which these impacts occur it might be a good idea to include a spot for them in the weather forecast. All that remains after this is the wait for the inevitable stopping of said impact, following a disappointingly predictable routine now."

Kaworu was the only good thing about this movie because he was the only character with more than two dimensions.